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1 Artists Paint Fall & Spring Kindergarten Art Docent Program - Earhart Elementary School Kindergarten Art Docent Program - Earhart Elementary School

2 Paul Gauguin [1848 – 1903] was born in Paris, and spent 4 years of his childhood in Peru. He developed a style in which he painted bold, simple shapes, often outlined, and filled with flat areas of color. He liked to use bright colors- red, orange, blue, and green next to each other. Harvest Scene How many peasant women do you see harvesting grain? Can you stand and bend and move as they are doing as they cut the grain? What is the main in the foreground doing? What is on the oxen’s back? What colors are the oxen’s heads? What do you see in the background? Can you find any shadows?

3 Tzu Hsiang Chang 張熊 [ 号子祥 ] [ ] was born in the Qing Dynasty. He moved to Shanghai when he was young. He had more than 10,000 pieces of antique and paintings. He loved to paint flowers, birds, plants, insects, vegetables, fruit and scene. Blossoms Do you know why this painting has an interesting shape? [It is a lovely fan combines a painting with flowers, bugs along with a poem in black calligraphic characters] Chinese and Japanese made much use of personal fans in their daily lives. There are feather fans for summer and silk for winter. What is the brown thing on the left? [Backyard landscape rock]

4 Koryusai Isoda Masakatsu, professionally known as Korysai, was an artist of the Ukiyo-e group, meaning he made scenes of everyday life. He was responsible for the first truly individual portrait in the history of Japanese prints. Autumn Do you think she was caught in a sudden rainstorm as she was out walking? Do you know what she was wearing? [Kimono] What are the most important colors in this picture? Do you see the rain? [Diagonal slant of the rain is balanced by the diagonal of the umbrella]

5 Vincent van Gogh [ ] Vincent didn’t start out in life to be an artist. He wanted to help ease the suffering and misery of poor people who worked in the coal mines in Belgium, but he failed. Art became a way of expressing his emotions. He also liked to paint his friends. His works are in museums all over he world and are loved by many people. Landscape at Arles: Orchard What do you see here? Does it look as it might have just rained? Does this look like a pleasant place to be? Could you smell the orchard blossoms if you were there?

6 Camille Pissarro [ ] was born of Jewish parents. He loved to paint nature and was happiest in the country. He left the Virgin Islands for Paris at the age 25 to study art. In the Garden What do you see first when you look at this quiet, peaceful painting? Our eyes are attracted to the woman and child as they walk toward us, almost in the center of the picture. How would you describe the colors? Would you like to walk in this garden and pick some cabbages?

7 Pieter Bruegel [ ] was born in a place that is now part Holland and part Belgium. He was well-educated, cultured man, and an original thinker. He was called “Peasant Bruegel” because of his painting of rustic life. He traveled mostly on foot, more than 800 miles to Italist to study art. Harvesters Can you almost feel the hot sunlight shimmering on the golden fields? Can you find the horizon? How tall is the tree? What are the people doing? [Eating, sleeping, cutting, and tying bundles of grain] Can you find the picnic basket and bread? What kind of clothes are they wearing?

8 Alfred Sisley [ ] He painted this picture more than 100 years ago. He was born in Paris of English parents. He studied art and liked to paint out in the open air in the countryside around Paris. Autumn Landscape Squint your eyes when you look at this painting, just like you might do on a bright, sunny day. Where are the darkest places when you squint your eyes? Can you find any shadows? What are the three main colors he used? How did he make the colors light? [By using white with them]

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